Morakniv Companion MG

There’s a false argument out there that the more a knife costs, the more quality and dependability it possesses. Our latest Badass Knife of the Week takes that misconception and proves the opposite. Sometimes less expensive knives can outperform counterparts that cost 10 times as much.

The Morakniv Companion MG is not only the best all-around outdoor knife for the money, it may also be the best all-around outdoor knife for any price.

This knife doesn’t look like much at first glance, but its simplicity and timeless design propels it to greatness.

badass-morakniv-companion-sideThe knife boasts a 4.1-inch drop point blade that can take on anything you throw at it. Boasting a notable 2mm blade thickness and a Scandinavian grind, the blade is extremely durable and easy to sharpen while in the field.

But one of the features that makes this such a beloved knife is the carbon steel blade. It’s easy to sharpen and keeps a keen edge, but it does require more care and maintenance than stainless steels. If that’s not your cup of tea, the Morakniv Companion MG also comes in a stainless steel iteration.

Its black and military green (hence the MG) handle features a patterned high-friction grip made from durable rubber. It also comes with a plastic sheath in military green.

The Morakniv has a long history that dates back more than a century. This style of knife has been crafted in Mora, Sweden, by local craftsmen who passed down their skills through the generations.


Mora of Sweden, the company behind the Morakniv, continues to use the same manufacturing techniques from long ago but with the latest technical developments.

After all these years, the Morakniv still costs less than most survival knives, making it a no-brainer for any bushcrafter.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Morakniv Companion MG or take a look at this review from Black Owl Outdoors.